Creating moments of magic…
and so much more

About the Foundation

Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is essential to the quality of life.

Philanthropy is the cornerstone of the Residence, now and in the years to come. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we can provide extraordinary care to our patients and their families at one of the most vulnerable times of life. The funds received translate into so many things, most importantly, into moments of magic every day.

Supporting Compassionate Care

The Residence provides care and services free of charge to all patients and their families. To cover the Residence’s operating costs, we must raise over $4.5 million each year in addition to the funding we receive from the government. These donations ensure the Residence’s financial security and our continued best-in-class care.

Raising and protecting funds

Incorporated in 2003, the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence Foundation has its own Board of Directors to raise the necessary funds to support the Residence. Its focus is to build a strong and sustainable fundraising organization that addresses and evolves with the Residence’s needs and, through best practices, contributes to the success of the Residence’s financial sustainability.

Current funding is distributed as follows:


To fulfill this critical role, the Foundation operates a comprehensive fundraising program led by its Fundraising & Communications Team, with the precious collaboration of numerous volunteers. The team works with individuals, philanthropic foundations, organizations, associations, and volunteers to raise the required funds annually through major gifts, events, direct mail campaigns, planned giving, and memorial donations.

Our community of donors and supporters truly impacts everything we do at the Residence. Because of their incredible and unwavering support, we can carry out our mission and focus on the well-being of our patients and families.

The Foundation Board

See our governance for a list of our Foundation Board members.

The Fundraising Team

Céline Patenaude —Director of the Foundation

Nancy Eperjesy —Fundraising Event Advisor

Linda Fraraccio – Donations Administrator

Jessica Newey — Philanthropy Advisor

Karen Rhodes — Campaigns and Donations Coordinator

Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics

Our Foundation and Residence adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’
Donor Bill of Rights
and AFP Code of Ethics.

Together, we can ensure a better today for our patients and a better tomorrow for their families.